I just wanted to wrap up this blog and report that I am nearly completely free from the saga of the last two years. Illness has taken me down many different roads- mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually- and has been the biggest challenge in my life so far. It has made me who I am today.
During the time that I was very sick, I felt- most of the time- that things were never going to be okay again. I am generally a really positive person, but I actually began to believe I was cursed. Doomed. But finally, after 18 months, things DID change.
That’s the main thing I want you to know, if you are reading this from the depths of your own struggle with illness (physical or mental). Things can get better. I want to leave this blog up and running as a testament to the struggle of the last 2 years and, equally importantly, as a testament to HOPE (which is not a feeling or a decision but is the very real, undeniable fact that change is ALWAYS possible).
My world is becoming full now, after a long stagnant, frustrating, and lonely time period. Life is opening up again! Amazing.
So for the record, I was diagnosed with: Chronic Active Epstein-Barr Virus, M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, & a rare auto-immune disorder in my B-cells. And, after two years (including being homebound, on bed rest, living dependently and independently), I am basically FULLY RECOVERED.
If you are dealing with a chronic illness and feeling hopeless, please contact me. I care a lot about what you are going through.
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G-r-a-t-e-f-u-l-l-y His ❤ ❤ ❤